Personally, I do not. I can kinda understand back in the day when women were severely limited in career opportunities bow it makes sense, but we're in 2015. Almost 2016. Let's be real ladies, we got this. We don't need any punk ass ex's money.
And let's be real women, it's mostly women who benefit from this. Men get fucked over A LOT in divorce, though not exclusively men just mostly them, and this is one of the things that's always bothered me and I find outdated and should be a thing of the past.
I, being the queen of liberals and giving away shit, think it's pointless and stupid in today's times. Completely outdated. I can understand if you're married and your spouse is absolutely adamant about you staying at home, fine. But when you get divorced, I don't find any logic in having them continue to support your broke pathetic ass.
I can kinda understand child support, though I do not agree with forced child support, but you're a damn adult. Act like one if you want to be treated like one.
Maybe it's just because I've been working for literally half my life, and why I don't understand how anyone could live with themselves and have the audacity to call themselves adults if they're still relying on someone else's money (and that includes trust fund kids).
So, please enlighten me if you are getting alimony.
Also, thoughts? Do you agree? Or am I just being a judgmental bitch?
- I think alimony should NOT be a thing, it is outdated and pointless.Vote A
- I think alimony SHOULD be a thing. Let them continue to ruin their ex's lives, since they're no longer together.Vote B
- You're being a judgmental bitch, and I'm lazy and I get alimony.Vote C
- I don't know nor care because I'm never getting married, or I'm sure to get a prenup.Vote D
Most Helpful Guy
I agree with you and don't think alimony should be a thing.
The only time I can make an exception is if she stayed home to take care of the kids for example. In this scenario I think alimony can be provided for a period of 6-12 months then if she can't find a job by then she's on her own. I think a year is more than generous but no more than that.1
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Most Helpful Girl
I have no problem with that. I work and make good money, and plan to continue doing that, not stay at home.
However, I think the argument is that for those couples who do decide on one person staying at home (usually the woman) and have that person take care of the home and children and rely on their spouse for financial support, if a divorce occurs, how do they account for the sacrifice of all those years spent at home? It's going to be difficult getting a good job to support yourself right away, when you may have been at home raising kids for the past 10 years and now have to all of a sudden re-enter the workforce. You have little experience or qualifications compared to most other people your age looking for the same job. It's easy for the spouse because they just up and leave and resume their normal life, but you're left out to dry. That's where alimony came from.
I generally am not in favor of alimony, but I do think couples who have one person stay at home should have some kind of insurance for that person if things don't work out years later. Otherwise, no one should be asked to stay at home.1
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